Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry


Image: Anne Burgess

Image: Anne Burgess

Pronounced: glen-AL-a-ky

Again, the secret to Glenallachie’s production lies in the emphasis: focus on the ‘al’ and keep the ‘ch’ hard. Today owned by Chivas Brothers, Glenallachie mainly produces whisky for blends. The only official single malt release came in 2005, a 16YO cask strength expression. Private bottlings do exist, most notably from Signatory.

One Response to “Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2”

  1. John says:

    It is pronounced “ault a vanya”. In gaelic “bainne” (‘banya’) Is milk. “A’ bhainne” is the genitive form meaning ‘of the milk’. The ‘e’ at the end of the word has to be pronounced. Bear in mind that there are few gaelic speakers now in moray so it’s likely to be mispronounced. Name is taken from the adjacent burn.

    Oidhche mhath, john

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